May 14, 2014

Frozen Mango Lemonade #MixItUp2014

Hey guys! I close on the house tomorrow, so my mind is probably totally elsewhere at the moment. But, I still happen to have something pretty awesome for you because I love you.

In honor of the Vegas Uncork'd festival at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, has asked food bloggers to participate in a "digital mix off."

Me, I'm a simple girl when it comes to drinks. Now that the weather's finally warming up, I started thinking about some of my favorite warm weather treats. Slushies from the convenience store, a frozen lemonade from the boardwalk, a mango lemonade at a local restaurant...

... Hold up. Frozen lemonade. Mango lemonade. Frozen mango lemonade.
You guys. That was the best idea everrrr. The tart lemon juice, the sweet mango, the slush.

I do love me some slush.

It's so good. I may have drank the entire first test batch all by myself. And it's so simple to make. Just dice and freeze a mango, juice two lemons, add sugar, water, and ice, hit the frozen drink button on your blender, et voila.

Plus you could totally make this a little more adult and sub in some white rum for the water. Possibly all of the water. That would make it about an ounce per serving which isn't too much, right? Booze is not a thing that I know.
I made this for the family on Mother's Day and it got thumbs up all around. And then we went to see Captain America because my mom is cooler than your mom.

Frozen Mango Lemonade
Yield: 4 servings

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1/2 cup cold water*
1 mango, diced and frozen
Approx. 3 cups ice**

In a small bowl, mix the sugar, lemon juice, and water until the sugar is well dissolved. Add to a blender along with the frozen mango and the ice. Blend on high speed (or if your blender has an "ice crush" setting) until the ice has been finely crushed and looks slushy. Serve immediately.

Tip: If you prefer your lemonade more tart, reduce the sugar to 1/2 - 2/3 cup.

*Replace with white rum for a more adult version
**The measurement is approximate. I just filled the blender with ice.

Recipe by Kim